MS in Occupational Health

Applicants must apply online through SOPHAS as well as complete a UToledo Student Conduct Form and pay a UToledo Graduate Application Fee to the University of Toledo. All required documentation must be submitted to SOPHAS electronically.

Submission materials must include 1) official transcripts from all institutions where they have taken courses (transcripts from institutions from outside the US must be translated, evaluated, and reported on the 4.00 scale  using WES (World Education Services), 2) 3 letters of recommendation (2 of which must be from persons with a graduate degree; one can have professional certification such as CIH), 3) a resume, and 4) a letter of interest (statement of purpose).

Regular admission to the MSOH program requires:

  • An earned bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • GPA > 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) for regular admission and GPA 2.7 < GPA < 3.0 for provisional admission.
  • Foundation courses in  biology or related science (e.g., biology, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, etc.), general and organic chemistry, physics, college-level math, social science
  • Work experience based on applicability and duration and applicable certifications such as CIH or CSP will also be considered
  • An English proficiency score from either TOEFL (80 or higher) or IELTS (6.5 or higher) must be submitted. No other English proficiency scores are accepted by the program

The MSOH degree has a minimum of 40 credit hours for degree requirements. The curriculum incorporates the general areas of science, technology, management, and communication within the context of the core courses and thesis requirements for the MSOH degree.

All MSOH students take the following courses. For those students not requiring an internship, 1 advised elective is added.

PUBH 5020Occupational Health3
PUBH 5060Occupational Safety3
PUBH 5160Environmental Health3
PUBH 5260Haz Mat and Emerg Response3
PUBH 5310Chemical Agents3
PUBH 5410Hazard Control3
PUBH 5520Biological Agents3
PUBH 5620Physical Agents3
PUBH 5700Risk Assessment3
PUBH 6000Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis in Public Health3
PUBH 6010Public Health Epidemiology3
PUBH 6960Internship in Public Health (3 credits required if <1 year experience, otherwise 3 credits advised electives)3
PUBH 6970Project in Public Health4
or PUBH 6990 Thesis Research
Total Hours40
  • PLO 1. Explain fundamental aspects of safety and environmental health.
  • PLO 2. Interpret and apply applicable occupational and environmental regulations.
  • PLO 3. Identify agents, factors, and stressors generated by and/or associated with defined sources, unit operations, and/or processes.
  • PLO 4. Examine qualitative and quantitative aspects of generation of agents, factors, and stressors.
  • PLO 5. Examine the physiological and/or toxicological interactions of physical, chemical, biological, and ergonomic agents, factors, and/or stressors with the human body.
  • PLO 6. Assess qualitative and quantitative aspects of exposure assessment, dose response, and risk characterization based on applicable pathways and modes of entry.
  • PLO 7. Calculate, interpret, and apply statistical and epidemiological data.
  • PLO 8. Recommend and evaluate engineering, administrative, and personal protective equipment controls and/or other interventions to reduce or eliminate hazards.
  • PLO 9. Analyze and interpret data, whether from original research or other published sources.
  • PLO 10. Construct scientific and technical summaries and reports.\\n
  • PLO 11. Implement business and managerial practices focusing on project and program management.\\n
  • PLO 12. Explain the necessity of teamwork among management, industrial hygienists, safety specialists, environmental specialists, engineers, and clinicians (i.e., occupational health physicians and nurses).
  • PLO 13. Discuss the importance of appropriate ethical performance and practice.
  • PLO 14. Develop the knowledge and skills necessary to attain recognized professional certification.